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Old 06-16-2012, 08:36 PM
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Fuel system upgrade question

I was hoping that someone that has this done or knows alot about the fuel system could chime in. What I want to do is a full RR system with a fuel bowl delete. I know that I am removing the filter and need to install another in its place. Seems like everyone is using airdog or fass but I have also heard some negative things about them too. Also do I need to get a prefilter pump like what strickly diesel sells or what. I guess what my question boils down to is, what is the best mods that I can make to my fuel system starting from the fuel tank all the way to the fuel rails with a fuel bowl delete RR return in mind.
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Old 06-16-2012, 09:08 PM
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Best would be either a fuel sump or pickup tube. 5/8" pickup tube is what I'm doing. 5/8" line to a pre pump filter/water seperator. Then split with 3/8" line to two stock SD elec pumps. Then 3/8" line to a post pump filter. Then 1/2" line to the engine, where I'm going to use Strictly Diesel's RR/bowl delete kit.
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Old 06-17-2012, 08:16 AM
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stock fuel pump will support 500 horse, i say sump, with the regulated return, 15-30 micron fuel water sep pre pump with a 2-5 post pump filter.
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Old 06-17-2012, 08:27 AM
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Best would be either a fuel sump or pickup tube. 5/8" pickup tube is what I'm doing. 5/8" line to a pre pump filter/water seperator. Then split with 3/8" line to two stock SD elec pumps. Then 3/8" line to a post pump filter. Then 1/2" line to the engine, where I'm going to use Strictly Diesel's RR/bowl delete kit.
why two pumps versus one? Is it as a backup system?
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Old 06-17-2012, 08:51 AM
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dual pumps does serve as a back up and when you have 2 pumps you have twice the volume
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Old 06-17-2012, 09:26 AM
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and twice the volume will give you what on a stock system...if you route a 1/2 line to the front you still get reduced down to the factory fittings in the heads. So not sure what you gain other than a great backup system.
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Old 06-17-2012, 09:53 AM
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on a stock set up you don't need dual pumps, i'd say in the 550+ range dual pump would be what you would want. 5/8 lines and the fittings in the heads arent that much of a restriction but you can get upgraded banjos as well
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He also said he wanted the best. So that was the best imo.
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Old 06-18-2012, 03:37 AM
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Thanks for all the input guys. Jesilvas/Bruce can you point me in the direction on where to buy the water/fuel sep filter and the post filter along with the pickup tube/sump which ever and good place to buy fuel lines. Also got a question about the set up after the water/fuel sep filter and then you split to 2 pumps do you merge them back together for the post pump or do you run 2 post filters, a litte confused on actual set up. Thanks for all the help.
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Old 06-18-2012, 04:54 AM
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I built my own filter base and filter and pump set up.
The rest I will buy/have bought from Strictly Diesel.
DIY Fuel System
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